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Wood starts for Burnley as Long owners subjected to team sheet ordeal

Following a week of interest from the Fantasy Premier League community, Chris Wood (£6.1m) keeps his place in the starting line-up as Burnley travel to Norwich.

The New Zealand international is paired up-front with Jay Rodriguez (£5.7m), who has four attacking returns in his last five appearances since the Premier League restart.

The Clarets may be short in defence, with Charlie Taylor (£4.4m) and Ben Mee (£4.9m) still missing, but a return for Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) in midfield means Erik Pieters (£4.2m) can slot in at left-back after several outings on the right wing.

Kevin Long (£4.3m) is the man who continues to deputise for Mee, but his owners were given an arduous few minutes when the team-sheets were announced this afternoon.

Burnley’s official Twitter account posted a line-up which featured an injured Mee at centre-back and Long nowhere to be seen.

However, this was deleted within a few minutes and owners of the budget centre-back were given a reprieve upon discovering that he had, in actual fact, made the starting line-up.

Meanwhile, as interest in Norwich’s squad continues to diminish, Teemu Pukki (£6.4m) is on the bench once again, with Josip Drmic (£5.3m) leading the line supported in attack by Onel Hernández (£5.3m), Todd Cantwell (£4.5m) and Emi Buendía (£6.0m).

Norwich City XI (4-2-3-1): Krul; Lewis, Klose, Godfrey, Aarons; Tettey, McLean; O Hernández, Buendía, Cantwell; Drmic.

Burnley XI (4-4-2): Pope; Pieters, K Long, Tarkowski, Bardsley; McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Gudmundsson; Wood, Rodriguez.

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1,691 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    The McNeil differential pick is a good'un. He's raring.

  2. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Krul great save from deflected McNeil FK

  3. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Too many corners for Burnley. Happy as a Tarkowski and Wood owner 🙂

  4. Team Cruel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Chris Wood is such an inspiration for us all. If he can make it as a Premier League player then anyone can

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      lol.
      What do you expect from a piece of wood

  5. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Extra man means more Burnley possession. Means defenders more likely to get passing BPS. Means less likely of Pope saves.

    Logic suggests less likely of Pope BAPs but Pope is Pope...

  6. Bun Rab L3D2
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Thats a pen.

    1. Bun Rab L3D2
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Denied!

    2. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      HAHA

  7. Collie01
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Pen for Wood surely.

  8. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Wood unlucky.

  9. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Wood winning pen?

  10. Releasebreaks
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Glad my tranfers was Alisson to Pope, was sick of asking Pope to concede.
    Plus in my mini league everybody have Pope

  11. Greek Freak
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Krul looks set to be the highest scorer in this match.

  12. RedWolf
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Leno starts gw 38 do we think?

    1. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Emi should keep his place if if Leno were fit.

    2. Sasquatch Slayer
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Stop that crazy talk

  13. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Check completed. No penalty.

  14. Supertrooper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    For me that is a clear red, only one around here?

    1. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Go back a page or 2

  15. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Us Wood owners lucky there. Krul would have saved that pen.

    1. Hazz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      He tripped himself up 😆

    2. Greek Freak
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Wood is actually the second best penalty taker in the entire league by %. (out of players that have taken at least 20)

      1. Greek Freak
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Nope, mixed him up with someone else 😀

        But he's still scored 22 of 25.

      2. Wirbelwind
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Krul is an insane penalty kick keeper, check Netherlands v Costa Rica and Van Gaals' master brain move in switching the GK just for the penalties

        1. Greek Freak
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 6 days ago

          I know about Krul of course, but he still concedes more penalties than he's saved, and Wood is an elite penalty taker.

    3. Wirbelwind
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Scenes from Netherlands v Costa Rica

  16. diesel001
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Wood being a donkey?

    1. Collie01
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Definitely got a touch from a defender, similar to an ankle tap in rugby. No way he just trips over his own heel by running imo, but it might be hard to see the contact unless there is a specific camera angle.

  17. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Great tackle on Wood

  18. RAFA THE GAFFA
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Should be a Wood YC

  19. Wirbelwind
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Krul is such a legend. Really wish another PL team would snatch him.

  20. jdp219
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    2FTs and playing TC in gw38. Hit seems imminent. Vardy and Pulisic the likely fall guys.

    1) Vardy, Pulisic > Jesus, Antonio
    2) [same] + Doh > Ings, Sterling, 3.9 (-4)
    3) [same] + DougLuiz > Jesus, Dilva, Guendouzi (-4)
    4) [same] + Salah > Jesus, Sterling, Antonio (-4)

    Pope, 3.9
    TAA, Doh, Saiss, Aurier, Holgate
    Salah, KDB, Pulisic, Brunco, Douglas Luiz
    Vardy, Greenwood, Jimenez

  21. Niho992
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Just lol to referees. Worst in Europe.

  22. JJO
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    They just dont get football?
    PL referees?

  23. JustSomeGuy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 6 days ago

    I need a Norwich goal, Woods blank & Fernandes blank this week.

    Asking for too much?

    1. DF
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Little bit. I reckon you'll get 1 of those

  24. Railwayman
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Why no penalty, VAR is useless.

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol.

    2. La Roja
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Lol

    3. TorresMagic™ - 48n69x
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Both running for ball, Wood clipped defender.

    4. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Peno everyday that at Old Trafford

  25. TyroneGAA
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Wood is just not gona score is he ffs

    1. Skloppy Kops
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      Jrod says Hi

    2. Forza
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      If I wrote an autobiography, this would be the title of the chapter that covers my University years.

      1. TyroneGAA
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 6 days ago

        Lmao

    3. TyroneGAA
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 6 days ago

      I cried this one out

  26. badgerboy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Flowery language at the linesman from Cantwell. Been his biggest involvement so far.

  27. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Those who free hit next gw must triple up Burnley defence I think...

  28. tiger
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Red number 2!

  29. Rainer
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Lol

  30. Hazz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 6 days ago

    Norwich down to 9